COCOON


COCOON
   Film (1985). Fox-Zanuck-Brown. Dir Ron Howard, starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Tahnee Welch. Screenplay Tom Benedek from a story by David Saperstein. 117 mins. Colour.
   ALIENS disguised as humans come to Earth to revive their kinfolk who were abandoned millennia ago in cocoons on the ocean floor; the swimming pool prepared for their revival is discovered and used by occupants of a neighbouring old people's home, who are (to a degree) rejuvenated by it. Some leave Earth for a new life with the aliens. C was aptly described by critic Tom Milne as "Peter Pan for the senior citizen". Directed with intermittent panache, it oscillates between the whimsical, the genuinely touching and the merely vulgar. A saccharine sequel with a soap-opera plot, Cocoon: The Return (1988), dir Daniel Petrie, is dispiriting.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Cocoon — Co*coon , n. [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See {Conch}.] 1. An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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